The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has called on workers in the affected areas of the lockdown to strictly observe announced directives to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect their families.
A statement signed and issued in Accra yesterday by Dr Yaw Baah, Secretary General of TUC, reminded the workers that it was their civic duty to stay at home to protect themselves and others from infection.
“Do not go out unless you need to attend to something really urgent. Do not visit anyone and do not allow anyone to visit you during the period of restriction of movement.
Continue to observe all the enhanced hygiene procedures including washing of hands with soap, use of hand sanitisers, practice social distancing and help your family especially children to practice these hygiene procedures,” it added.
The statement charged health workers to ensure that they have all the personal protective equipment that they need to perform their duties and use them at all times.
It advised workers in other regions that are not affected by the restrictions of movement to continue to practice enhanced hygiene procedures.
The statement further urged the police and military personnel enforcing the lockdown to work professionally and protect the citizenry.
So far, Ghana has recorded 151 cases of confirmed of COVID-19 with five deaths and two recoveries.
To fight the spread of the virus, President Nana Addo DankwaAkufo-Addo, on Friday, imposed restrictions on movement in the Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi areas.
Expected to come into force 1:00AM yesterday, the lockdown would also enable the Ghana Health Service conduct mandatory testing for residents in the restricted areas to ascertain the true number of infections in the country.
BY TIMES REPORTER